Monday, March 1, 2021

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Small and Large Die of the Month kits - March 2021

Hi there crafty peeps,

It's that time again! The Spellbinders March Club Kits are here! Since I posted late last month, it now feels like I'm posting kit projects every week, ha!

I will not go into step by step tutorials here, since I made process videos for all of today's projects - I'll just attach some photos! I'll link the videos down below, after each set of cards. You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel and press the bell icon so you never miss a new video! You'll find all the supplies I've used linked in the description boxes of the videos.

As a reminder, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:

You can find all necessary information about these kits here.  

Without further ado, here are my projects with the March Large Die Kit!






Here's the process video: 


Next up, the March Small Die Kit cards! I have also used the March Clear Stamp of the Month Kit on these.






Watch the process video here:


That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in one way or another!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!

X

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Big Day - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafters,

I'm back today with a new layout to share, that I created for the Paige Evans Design Team. 

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend was feeling generous and got me some presents! One of them was the We R Memory Keepers Button Press, which I've been wanting since I first saw a demo with it. Obviously, I had to try it right away! So, as soon as it arrived, Maxim and I unpacked it, and tested it out. So much fun! I decided to make a layout primarily with buttons. I saw Angi use a photo to create a button with her Button Press, which inspired me. I based my idea on a layout I made some years ago, where I cut up a whole 12x12 patterned paper that was a big image, into circles and kind of pieced it all back together like a puzzle. Except here I did it on a smaller scale, I used a smaller photo (slightly smaller than 4x6") with the same technique. It would have been cool to use a 12x12 photo and cover the whole layout with buttons but I didn't have so many large buttons, plus it would be a pretty expensive layout, if you know what I mean. Maybe one day!


I chose a recent photo of Maxim, that I took when he came out of the orthodontist's practice, showing off his braces! I was not allowed to go in with him, due to Covid-19 regulations, so this was the first time I saw it! I went with a blue-yellow color scheme, since he is wearing these colors in the photo. This color combo is not my favorite when it comes to arts - I like it on kids, yellow jacket with blue jeans etc. But not in crafting or arts. Weird huh? Anyway, I thought it would be easy since Paige's collections always have these colors. I ended up using a mixture of the Go the Scenic Route, Horizon, Truly Grateful and Pick Me Up collections.


I first selected my patterned papers, then created my buttons. At the end of this post you'll find a process video - if you're interested in how I made the buttons! It's pretty simple, once you figure it out! Oh, I also used that smiley button with the braces, that Maxim got at the orthodontist's - I thought it would be fun to add this keepsake to the layout! Otherwise it would have ended up in the trash at some point, I'm sure.


I also created a button with the journaling - for this I wrote my text onto a ledger patterned paper, then I turned it into a button. I arranged everything on my layout and added a few embellishments: chipboard hearts and circles, enamel and puffy sticker shapes, a few card stock stickers. I also used a die cut tag at the top and created two more from patterned papers. I made a label for my date, as well. For my title, I mixed and matched some alphas from various collections, and I love how that looks! It's great that I managed to find the right shade of yellow embellies for this project, it's not always an easy task!


To finish off my layout, I added two strips of patterned paper at the bottom, in coordinating colors. That's it! Super simple and quick, but I hope I could inspire you in some small way! As promised, here's the process video too:


Thank you very much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!

X



Horizon collection: Paper 5


Sunday, February 14, 2021

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Small and Large Die of the Month kits - February 2021

Hi there crafty peeps,

It's that time again! The Spellbinders February Club Kits are here! I'm a bit late posting this, we had some delivery issues and I just received the dies a couple of days ago. But better late than never, am I right?!

This month's kits are awesome, again! I can't wait to create with these dies every month to be honest. 

I have two process videos for you, which I'll link into this blog post below, so if you are interested to see how these cards came together, please head to my YouTube Channel. You'll find all the supplies I've used linked in the description boxes of the videos.

As a reminder, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:

You can find all necessary information about these kits here. 

I'm going to start with the Large Die Kit of the Month, which is a super fun set. I'm sure all of you will love this one, because we all NEED it in our stash! Jumbo numbers! Whaaaaat?! Take a look!


Super easy to make birthday, anniversary, save the date etc cards with these, the sky is the limit! I've paired them with an older Spellbinders die set, that is unfortunately not available anymore and I only noticed when I was working on my supply list - but I've found two sets that are similar and you can achieve similar results with! Here they are:

I've used the Pinkfresh Studio Case of the Blahs collection - not because this is a party themed collection, but because the colors are great for fun masculine projects! Blue and lime green are my all time favorite colors and this particular blue (kind of periwinkle I'd say?) is just stunning. 



I then created a second card, which is pretty much the same as the first one, except this one is feminine and I added a few girly touches, like flowers and a fabric bow. The papers, bow and enamel dots are all from the Pinkfresh Studio Days of Splendor collection. This is a gorgeous fall collection with amazing colors, but you can use it for so much more!


To create my foiled sentiments, I've used the following products:

You can find the process video for the February Large Die Kit cards here:


Moving onto the Small Die Kit cards! I created two cards in a new to me format, that's apparently the newest thing in cardmaking? These are 3 1/4 x 6 1/4" mini slimline cards - I think it's a super cute format! I'm not sure if you can really tell from the photos, but they are small! Maybe it's easier to see in the process video, compared to my hands.


With this panel you can also create an A2 size card, if you die cut it twice and place the two die cuts side by side. The possibilities are endless!


I used the same Pinkfresh Studio scrapbook collection on these cards as before:

Again, the second card is exactly the same as the first one, with different patterned papers.



Check out the process video here:


That's it for today guys! What do you think, do you like this month's kits?! I hope I could inspire you in one way or another!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
See you soon!

X